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Q&A Durable backpack that won't rip if carried on one shoulder

I'm looking for a backpack that I can use to schlepp all my stuff around while hiking and taking buses around the country (and possibly out of it). Every backpack I've used so far has eventually r...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How to cut and seal backpack straps?

My backpack has straps that are way too long and I would like to shorten them, both to save weight and to make it more organized. How can I cut the straps and then seal them so the ends don't come...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Sigma‭

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Q&A What is the best way to figure out the size/volume of an old pack?

I have a North Face Big Shot backpack that I purchased around 2003. It was a great general purpose backpack that I used for day hikes, rock climbing, and traveling. Unfortunately time and the abuse...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Erik‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I reduce the pressure of backpack straps on my collarbone, perhaps by fixing padding to the strap?

As some of you who are also active on bicycles.se may know, I broke my collarbone in a bike crash last year, and it's now got a titanium plate in there. I'm not sure whether it's the plate or not,...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the use of this cord on my backpack?

I have a feeling this can come in handy but I don't know why exactly has this been provided.

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Arsalan Ahmed‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's this backpack part called and how can I get a replacement?

This is part of the chest strap of an Altura Morph backpack/pannier that I use for commuting. I've lost half the strap and one of my bikes can't take a pannier rack so I use backpack mode on that ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a type of walking trailer a good alternative to a heavy backpack in off-road conditions?

Heavy backpacks can spoil the pleasures of being in the outdoors. There are two ways to resolve this: Carry less Find an alternative to the backpack While the first option is usually the best o...

7 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Ben‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do you call the criss-crossed elastic strap on this Northface backpack?

This Northface backpack has an elastic strap which criss-crosses the back side of the pack. What is this type of strap called? The image below shows what kind of strap I'm talking about:

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Lexi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should a backpack be carried to keep from injuring the spine?

For example, which recommendations should backpackers follow while carrying heavy weights, and should backpack straps be tightened or loosened?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Seeker001‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I fold in / tidy up the straps on my rucksack?

I bought a new rucksack. However, how can I tidy up and hide away the myriad straps so they don't flap about and get caught in things?

10 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Andrew Welch‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Osprey Atmos AG 50 raincover

I have Osprey Atmos AG 50 and I am trying to buy a rain cover for it. There are two sizes in Ultralight rain cover model.One is 'M' size (upto 50 L) and another is 'L' size (50-75 L). Have anyone b...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Science123‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it worth it to switch from Osprey Atmos to Exos to save weight?

My wife and I started hiking this season (we have been cycling for 10 years before that). We have pretty light and compact gear, except for the backpack. We carried Osprey Atmos 50 and Osprey Talon...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Yuriy Kulikov‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Differences between Fj&#xE4;llr&#xE4;ven's men and women backpacks

I'm looking for a Keb 52 backpack but can only find the women's model where I am (and I'm a 190cm-tall man). Here are the specs for the men's and women's models on Fjällräven's website: Men model...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Rodolphe‭

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Q&A Choosing a backpack size between small and medium, which is preferable?

After reviewing many backpacks, both online and in person, Iv'e decided that I want the Osprey exos 48. Unfortunately, the only Osprey dealer in my area carries only the exos 58, and they had it on...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by H.Rappeport‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can anyone identify this JanSport external frame backpack?

UPDATE - 26 OCTOBER 2017 I just received an email from JanSport Customer Service (after I had sent them the pictures you see below). They still maintain that the subject backpack is a Cascade mod...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Digger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Inside waterproof coating of backpack has become sticky

I have a 50-liter backpack which I used very little and that afterwards was kept stored for more than 10 years. Today I noticed that some parts inside, I think the waterproof coating, has become ...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ouroboros‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?

How do I pack a backpack to prevent injury to my back and keep it comfortable while hiking?

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much should your backpack weigh?

For a multi-day backpacking trip, what is the ideal weight of a backpack? And what is that max weight that no sane human should go over?

10 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by PBeezy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I make a pack basket for a backpack?

I was looking at youtube videos and I want a pack basket for backpacking. I don't want to weave one myself, and ones that are made by a professional can be $200. I saw some videos where people made...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by NorthBridge‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Carrying small game while hunting on foot?

I like to hunt on foot, walking through the desert. I mostly shoot jackrabbits since those are plentiful in my area. However, I still haven't found a good system for carrying the animals back to th...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a universal patch that signifies Food/Rations?

I have a medical bag together, which has a red cross velcro patch on the front of it. Anyone who looks at it will immediately know that the bag contains medical supplies. However, I'm making an add...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Krythic‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do you call a small backpack? (so I can search for it)

I've been borrowing this High Sierra small backpack from my friend for a few days and I'm looking to buy my own. So far I haven't found any barcode or product name on it, and I haven't found anythi...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by djechlin‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What could I keep in rucksack hip pocket?

My rucksack has a small pocket on the hip belt, but I can’t think of anything useful to keep in it while day hiking. What types of things is such a pocket intended for? If there is no common purpos...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Andy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you attach a non-load bearing hip/waist belt to an existing bag?

Is there a way to upgrade a bag to have hip belts? If so what should I look for in identifying a good product to fill this niche? Something like this but a hip belt I would prefer not to have to...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Pureferret‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Backpack for both ice tools and snow shoes

Are there backpack types/systems that would allow to both conveniently carry snowshoes and ice tools? I always find that packs with good ice tool attachment system simply have no place for snowsh...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Tnatsissa H Craeser‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to fix camping tent properly on LowePro Photosport BP 300 AW II

I have LowePro Photosport BP 300 AW II backpack for hiking and a camera. The old model of this bag had the proper straps to fix the tent but in the new model (which I have), I don't know how do I...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by skm‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Pack to carry two 30 L barrels

I have come into possession of two standard 30 litre food barrels, but no method of carrying them while portaging. I have heard of people carrying two of these at a time, possibly using an external...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by mb7744‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I weave the backpack shoulder straps when there are two strap adjusters?

I've attached a picture, I got this used backpack (Dana Design Arcflex Astraplane) and I'm trying to figure out the straps on this thing. I noticed there are two strap adjusters on the top.. are th...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Esteban‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this brown dust/powder inside my old pack?

I have a Lowe Aline Attack 50 pack from around 2000 and recently much of the inside has accumulated a sort of brown powder that is either, I suspect, some kind of mildew, or the remains of the deco...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Michael Stern‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do almost all backpacking packs have top compartment ("brain compartment") zippers facing backwards?

According to this answer to "what gear should go in the brain (top most compartment)", the brain compartment usually ends up becoming the knick-knack / catch-all pocket, for small items items t...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Metamorphic‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I tie a sleeping bag to my backpack?

I recently upgraded to a modern backpack and I'm stumped as to how to tie accessories down to it. My previous backpack had tie-down points on the bottom of the pack that I could attach long straps...

6 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Edward Thomson‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I keep my backpack from resting directly against my back?

I have a backpack that I often wear on my (outdoor) walks to and from work each day. The walk is 30 minutes one-way and mostly in an open field/park area, so in the afternoon it's usually warm enou...

8 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by William‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where to find the front worn bags/pouches that ESF instructors wear

I just got back from some time skiing, during which I wore a backpack to carry my off piste gear and water, etc. I saw many of the ESF (École du Ski Français) instructors wearing front mounted pouc...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by George Moore‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to attach snowboard to backpack during skitour?

I'm a snowboarder. In preparation for a skitour trip, I was on the lookout for splitboards. But it turns out that even renting them can be a bit of a hassle and/or is quite expensive. As availabil...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by vertical shortcut‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair backpack inside surface?

I have a backpack that is about fifteen years old. The interior surface becomes a little sticky from the deterioration of the coating or material. How to repair this?

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by qazwsx‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A As a tall female should I be looking at male or female backpacks?

When buying stuff I have never cared whether a specific thing is a female or a male model. All I care about is the fit. Since I am tall, a lot of female oriented equipment, e.g. skis, wouldn't even...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by april rain‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What kind of features should I look for on a good trekking backpack?

I'm in the market for a backpack for fast paced multi-day hiking (away from food up to 1 week). I've tried some of the really big backpacks (65L) and found the padding bulky. I've tried some good o...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Andrew Welch‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A When backpacking, what gear should go in the brain(top most compartment) instead of the main compartment?

Most backpacking backpacks have both a big main compartment and a "brain" which goes over the top of the main compartment. Image source When packing, which gear should go into the brain?

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of jacket can I wear to prevent my back from getting sweaty while also wearing a backpack?

I use a backpack to commute on foot. It has one vent channel on the back to cool the back, but the problem I think is my shell. Heat builds up on my back and I get sweaty. As a cyclist, I have a n...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by THEMike‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are backpacks mostly not made of waterproof material?

Many bicycle panniers are made of waterproof material. Backpacks are not, necessitating built-in or separate raincovers. Why don't backpacks use the material that waterproof panniers do? Unlike ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I properly use the cinch-straps that came with my daypack?

I just purchased a daypack to stuff inside my larger backpack while travelling. It came with cinch-straps but I'm not sure of the proper way to use them (if there is one). The daypack is a North...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Scott H.‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are backpacks sized in liters?

Backpacks that we use are typically categorized in litres (Or liters if you are an American English follower). Whats is the point? Why don't we have backpacks that are categorized as for example ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Cleaning the plastic residue of the inside of my old backpack

I have a very old backpack (10-15 years old) that is perfect for one day or weekend hikes. The problem is that the inside material has started to peel off and it leaves small bits of yellowish plas...

9 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Paul Irofti‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What would make my backpack uncomfortable?

I like to carry a daypack that doubles up as a travel bag for a 2-3 day trip, so I don't have to repack my work gear into a travel bag. Last year I found an excellent candidate in the Osprey Radial...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Kiran Jonnalagadda‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How is a backpack supposed to fit on the shoulder?

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before or if it's a very vague question, but I'm just in the process of buying a new backpack for myself and I'm confused about how it's supposed to fit on...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by bambogli‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiding backpack waistband

I just got this backpack but noticed that the waistband can't be concealed when not being used. It is the one with a large buckle in the bottom of the picture below. Since I plan to use it snowb...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Adding extra hydration to a CamelBak backpack

I've had a CamelBak backpack for years (a Rim Runner that I bought in 2005), and for Christmas treated myself to a new MilTac H.A.W.G. as one of the zips on the old Rim Runner was starting to break...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Richard Ev‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the life expectancy of an avalanche airbag backpack?

I am evaluating the acquisition of a backpack with an avalanche airbag. I have a good overview of the different technologies and of the products on the market. However, I find no information from...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Giomsen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A When buying a backpack, what should I pay attention to?

I know one can compare backpacks by the following: Content (in liters) Number of external pockets (for quick accessable water bottles for example) Hip belt available or not Waterproof / Water res...

6 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Jasper‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get mould out of rucksack?

I have just pulled my old Molle rucksack (5.11 Rush 72) out of storage and it is has a white/grey mould running through the fabric. What is the best way to make this rucksack suitable for use ag...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Venture2099‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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